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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018

 

OR

 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                    to                   

 

Commission file number: 001-36719

 

ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

46-4109058

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

1615 Wynkoop Street
Denver, Colorado

 

80202

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(303) 357-7310

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  ☒ Yes  ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  ☒ Yes  ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer ☒

 

Accelerated filer ☐

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer ☐

 

Smaller reporting company ☐

 

Emerging growth company ☐

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act)  ☐ Yes  ☒ No

 

The registrant had 187,050,402 common units outstanding as of October 26, 2018.

 

 


 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

    

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

 

4

Item 1. 

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

4

Item 2. 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

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Item 3. 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

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Item 4. 

Controls and Procedures

 

48

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION 

 

49

Item 1. 

Legal Proceedings

 

49

Item 1A. 

Risk Factors

 

49

Item 2. 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

50

Item 5. 

Disclosure pursuant to Section 13(r) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

50

Item 6. 

Exhibits

 

51

SIGNATURES 

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition, or forecasts of future events.  Words such as “may,” “assume,” “forecast,” “position,” “predict,” “strategy,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “project,” “budget,” “potential,” or “continue,” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements.  They can be affected by assumptions used or by known or unknown risks or uncertainties.  Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed.  When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Actual results may vary materially.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.  You should also understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors and should not consider the following list to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties.  Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements include:

·

Antero Resources Corporation’s expected production and ability to meet its drilling and development plan;

·

our ability to execute our business strategy;

·

the possibility that the proposed simplification and related transactions described elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Transactions”) are not consummated in a timely manner or at all;

·

the diversion of management in connection with the Transactions and the ability of the resulting entity of the Transactions to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transactions;

·

the impact of increased levels and costs of indebtedness used to fund the Transactions or the cash portion of the consideration being paid in connection therewith, and increased cost of existing indebtedness due to the actions taken to consummate the Transactions;

·

our ability to obtain debt or equity financing on satisfactory terms to fund additional acquisitions, expansion projects, working capital requirements and the repayment or refinancing of indebtedness;

·

our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of our investments in unconsolidated affiliates;

·

natural gas, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and oil prices;

·

competition and government regulations;

·

actions taken by third-party producers, operators, processors and transporters;

·

legal or environmental matters;

·

costs of conducting our operations;

·

general economic conditions;

·

credit markets;

·

operating hazards, natural disasters, weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control;

·

uncertainty regarding our future operating results; and

·

plans, objectives, expectations and intentions contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not historical.

We caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, incidental to our business.  These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, environmental risks, drilling and completion and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in projecting future rates of production, cash flows and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures,

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conflicts of interest among holders of our common units, and the other risks described under the heading “Item 1A.  Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (the “2017 Form 10-K”) on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this report occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this report are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that we or persons acting on our behalf may issue.

Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

December 31, 2017

    

September 30, 2018

 

Assets

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

8,363

 

 

 —

 

Accounts receivable–Antero Resources

 

 

110,182

 

 

115,905

 

Accounts receivable–third party

 

 

1,170

 

 

16,586

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

670

 

 

1,474

 

Total current assets

 

 

120,385

 

 

133,965

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

2,605,602

 

 

2,873,874

 

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

303,302

 

 

392,893

 

Other assets, net

 

 

12,920

 

 

14,096

 

Total assets

 

$

3,042,209

 

 

3,414,828

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Partners' Capital

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable–Antero Resources

 

$

6,459

 

 

3,758

 

Accounts payable–third party

 

 

8,642

 

 

15,656

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

106,006

 

 

88,258

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

209

 

 

215

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

121,316

 

 

107,887

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

1,196,000

 

 

1,516,854

 

Contingent acquisition consideration

 

 

208,014

 

 

219,855

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

 

 —

 

 

3,148

 

Other

 

 

410

 

 

2,522

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,525,740

 

 

1,850,266

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partners' capital:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common unitholders - public (88,059 and 88,175 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively)

 

 

1,708,379

 

 

1,726,112

 

Common unitholder - Antero Resources (98,870 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018)

 

 

(215,682)

 

 

(199,365)

 

General partner

 

 

23,772

 

 

37,815

 

Total partners' capital

 

 

1,516,469

 

 

1,564,562

 

Total liabilities and partners' capital

 

$

3,042,209

 

 

3,414,828

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per unit amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

    

2017

    

2018

    

Revenue:

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gathering and compression–Antero Resources

 

$

100,518

 

 

133,202

 

Water handling and treatment–Antero Resources

 

 

93,111

 

 

132,898

 

Water handling and treatment–third party

 

 

 —

 

 

105

 

Total revenue

 

 

193,629

 

 

266,205

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct operating

 

 

63,030

 

 

81,475

 

General and administrative (including $7,199 and $4,528 of equity-based compensation in 2017 and 2018, respectively)

 

 

14,316

 

 

15,018

 

Impairment of property and equipment

 

 

 —

 

 

1,157

 

Depreciation

 

 

30,556

 

 

38,456

 

Accretion of contingent acquisition consideration

 

 

2,556

 

 

4,020

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

 

 —

 

 

33

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

110,458

 

 

140,159

 

Operating income

 

 

83,171

 

 

126,046

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(9,311)

 

 

(16,988)

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

7,033

 

 

10,706

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

80,893

 

 

119,764

 

Net income attributable to incentive distribution rights

 

 

(19,067)

 

 

(37,816)

 

Limited partners' interest in net income

 

$

61,826

 

 

81,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per limited partner unit–basic and diluted

 

$

0.33

 

 

0.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average limited partner units outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

186,581

 

 

187,044

 

Diluted

 

 

187,145

 

 

187,502

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per unit amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

    

2017

    

2018

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering and compression–Antero Resources

 

$

290,675

 

 

359,515

 

Water handling and treatment–Antero Resources

 

 

271,226

 

 

386,018

 

Gathering and compression–third party

 

 

264

 

 

 —

 

Water handling and treatment–third party

 

 

 —

 

 

655

 

Gain on sale of assets–Antero Resources

 

 

 —

 

 

583

 

Total revenue

 

 

562,165

 

 

746,771

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct operating

 

 

162,892

 

 

224,354

 

General and administrative (including $20,436 and $16,606 of equity-based compensation in 2017 and 2018, respectively)

 

 

43,562

 

 

44,967

 

Impairment of property and equipment

 

 

 —

 

 

5,771

 

Depreciation

 

 

88,604

 

 

107,321

 

Accretion of contingent acquisition consideration

 

 

9,672

 

 

11,841

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

 

 —

 

 

101

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

304,730

 

 

394,355

 

Operating income

 

 

257,435

 

 

352,416

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(27,162)

 

 

(42,913)

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

12,887

 

 

27,832

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

243,160

 

 

337,335

 

Net income attributable to incentive distribution rights

 

 

(45,948)

 

 

(99,414)

 

Limited partners' interest in net income

 

$

197,212

 

 

237,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per limited partner unit–basic and diluted

 

$

1.06

 

 

1.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average limited partner units outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

185,240

 

 

186,999

 

Diluted

 

 

185,728

 

 

187,342

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Capital

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Unitholders Public

 

Common Unitholders Antero Resources

 

Subordinated Unitholder Antero Resources

  

General Partner

  

Total Partners' Capital

 

Balance at December 31, 2016

 

$

1,458,410

 

 

26,820

 

 

(269,963)

 

 

7,543

 

 

1,222,810

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

25,609

 

 

37,929

 

 

 —

 

 

11,553

 

 

75,091

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(19,606)

 

 

(30,484)

 

 

 —

 

 

(7,543)

 

 

(57,633)

 

Conversion of subordinated units to common units

 

 

 —

 

 

(269,963)

 

 

269,963

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

2,149

 

 

4,137

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

6,286

 

Issuance of common units, net of offering costs

 

 

223,119

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

223,119

 

Balance at March 31, 2017

 

 

1,689,681

 

 

(231,561)

 

 

 —

 

 

11,553

 

 

1,469,673

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

29,769

 

 

42,079

 

 

 —

 

 

15,328

 

 

87,176

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(23,167)

 

 

(32,661)

 

 

 —

 

 

(11,553)

 

 

(67,381)

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

2,432

 

 

4,519

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

6,951

 

Issuance of common units upon vesting of equity-based compensation awards, net of units withheld for income taxes

 

 

627

 

 

(1,559)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(932)

 

Issuance of common units, net of offering costs

 

 

23,466

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

23,466

 

Balance at June 30, 2017

 

 

1,722,808

 

 

(219,183)

 

 

 —

 

 

15,328

 

 

1,518,953

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

25,996

 

 

35,830

 

 

 —

 

 

19,067

 

 

80,893

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(24,856)

 

 

(34,839)

 

 

 —

 

 

(15,328)

 

 

(75,023)

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

2,558

 

 

4,641

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

7,199

 

Sale of units held by Antero Resources to public

 

 

(19,940)

 

 

19,940

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Issuance of common units, net of offering costs

 

 

2,364

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

2,364

 

Balance at September 30, 2017

 

$

1,708,930

 

 

(193,611)

 

 

 —

 

 

19,067

 

 

1,534,386

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Capital

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Unitholders Public

 

Common Unitholder Antero Resources

 

General Partner

 

Total Partners' Capital

 

Balance at December 31, 2017

  

$

1,708,379

  

 

(215,682)

  

 

23,772

  

 

1,516,469

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

37,524

 

 

42,128

 

 

28,453

 

 

108,105

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(32,143)

 

 

(36,088)

 

 

(23,772)

 

 

(92,003)

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

2,354

 

 

3,857

 

 

 —

 

 

6,211

 

Issuance of common units upon vesting of equity-based compensation awards, net of units withheld for income taxes

 

 

32

 

 

(50)

 

 

 —

 

 

(18)

 

Other

 

 

(5)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(5)

 

Balance at March 31, 2018

  

 

1,716,141

  

 

(205,835)

  

 

28,453

  

 

1,538,759

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

35,965

 

 

40,356

 

 

33,145

 

 

109,466

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(34,647)

 

 

(38,559)

 

 

(28,461)

 

 

(101,667)

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

2,141

 

 

3,726

 

 

 —

 

 

5,867

 

Issuance of common units upon vesting of equity-based compensation awards, net of units withheld for income taxes

 

 

2,707

 

 

(4,007)

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,300)

 

Other

 

 

 8

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 8

 

Balance at June 30, 2018

  

 

1,722,315

  

 

(204,319)

  

 

33,137

  

 

1,551,133

 

Net income and comprehensive income

 

 

38,629

 

 

43,319

 

 

37,816

 

 

119,764

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(36,614)

 

 

(41,031)

 

 

(33,138)

 

 

(110,783)

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

1,556

 

 

2,972

 

 

 —

 

 

4,528

 

Issuance of common units upon vesting of equity-based compensation awards, net of units withheld for income taxes

 

 

225

 

 

(306)

 

 

 —

 

 

(81)

 

Other

 

 

 1

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 1

 

Balance at September 30, 2018

  

$

1,726,112

  

 

(199,365)

  

 

37,815

  

 

1,564,562

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

    

2017

    

2018

 

Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Net income

 

$

243,160

 

 

337,335

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

88,604

 

 

107,321

 

Accretion of contingent acquisition consideration

 

 

9,672

 

 

11,841

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

 

 —

 

 

101

 

Impairment of property and equipment

 

 

 —

 

 

5,771

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

20,436

 

 

16,606

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

(12,887)

 

 

(27,832)

 

Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

10,120

 

 

29,660

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

 

1,906

 

 

2,083

 

Gain on sale of assets–Antero Resources

 

 

 —

 

 

(583)

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable–Antero Resources

 

 

(19,985)

 

 

(10,723)

 

Accounts receivable–third party

 

 

75

 

 

944

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

(484)

 

 

(804)

 

Accounts payable–Antero Resources

 

 

857

 

 

(2,009)

 

Accounts payable–third party

 

 

1,181

 

 

4,221

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

1,612

 

 

(2,530)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

344,267

 

 

471,402

 

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to gathering systems and facilities

 

 

(254,619)

 

 

(337,623)

 

Additions to water handling and treatment systems

 

 

(143,470)

 

 

(68,325)

 

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

(216,776)

 

 

(91,419)

 

Proceeds from sale of assets–Antero Resources

 

 

 —

 

 

4,470

 

Change in other assets

 

 

(5,877)

 

 

(3,138)

 

Change in other liabilities

 

 

 —

 

 

2,273

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(620,742)

 

 

(493,762)

 

Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions to unitholders

 

 

(200,037)

 

 

(304,453)

 

Borrowings on bank credit facilities, net

 

 

217,000

 

 

320,000

 

Issuance of common units, net of offering costs

 

 

248,949

 

 

 —

 

Employee tax withholding for settlement of equity compensation awards

 

 

(932)

 

 

(1,399)

 

Other

 

 

(52)

 

 

(151)

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

264,928

 

 

13,997

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(11,547)

 

 

(8,363)

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

14,042

 

 

8,363

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

2,495

 

 

 —

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest

 

$

42,530

 

 

53,576

 

Increase (decrease) in accrued capital expenditures and accounts payable for property and equipment

 

$

2,936

 

 

(13,115)

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(1Business and Organization

(a) Overview

Antero Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Antero Resources Corporation (“Antero Resources”) to own, operate and develop midstream energy infrastructure primarily to service Antero Resources’ increasing production and completion activity in the Appalachian Basin’s Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale located in West Virginia and Ohio.  The Partnership’s assets consist of gathering pipelines, compressor stations, interests in processing and fractionation plants, and water handling and treatment assets, through which the Partnership and its affiliates provide midstream services to Antero Resources under long-term, fixed-fee contracts.  The Partnership’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2018 include the accounts of the Partnership and its 100% owned operating subsidiaries: Antero Midstream LLC, Antero Water LLC (“Antero Water”), Antero Treatment LLC (“Antero Treatment”), and Antero Midstream Finance Corporation (“Finance Corp”), all of which are entities under common control.

The Partnership also has a 15% equity interest in the gathering system of Stonewall Gas Gathering LLC (“Stonewall”) and a 50% equity interest in a joint venture to develop processing and fractionation assets (the “Joint Venture”) with MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (“MarkWest”).  See Note 13—Equity Method Investments.

The Partnership’s financial statements are consolidated with the financial statements of Antero Resources (NYSE: AR), our primary beneficiary, for financial reporting purposes.

 (b) Simplification Agreement

On October 9, 2018, the Partnership, Antero Midstream GP LP (“AMGP”) and certain of their affiliates entered into a Simplification Agreement (as may be amended from time to time, the “Simplification Agreement”), pursuant to which, among other things, (1) AMGP will be converted from a limited partnership to a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware, to be named Antero Midstream Corporation (which is referred to as “New AM” and the conversion, the “Conversion”); (2) an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of New AM will be merged with and into the Partnership, with the Partnership surviving the merger as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of New AM (the “Merger”) and (3) all the issued and outstanding Series B Units representing limited liability company interests of Antero IDR Holdings LLC (“IDR Holdings”), a subsidiary of AMGP and the holder of all of the Partnership’s incentive distribution rights, will be exchanged for an aggregate of approximately 17.35 million shares of New AM’s common stock (the “Series B Exchange”). The Conversion, the Merger, the Series B Exchange and the other transactions contemplated by the Simplification Agreement are collectively referred to as the “Transactions”.  As a result of the Transactions, the Partnership will be a wholly owned subsidiary of New AM and former shareholders of AMGP and unitholders of the Partnership will each own New AM’s common stock.

If the Transactions are completed, (1) each holder of the Partnership’s common units other than Antero Resources (the “AM Public Unitholders”), will be entitled to receive, at its election, one of (i) $3.415 in cash without interest and 1.6350 validly issued, fully paid, nonassessable shares of New AM’s common stock for each of the Partnership’s common units held (the “Public Mixed Consideration”); (ii) 1.6350 shares of New AM’s common stock plus an additional number of shares of New AM’s common stock equal to the quotient of (A) $3.415 and (B) the average of the 20-day volume-weighted average trading price per AMGP common share prior to the final election day for AM Public Unitholders (the “AMGP VWAP”), for each of the Partnership’s common units held (the “Public Stock Consideration”); or (iii) $3.415 in cash plus an additional amount of cash equal to the product of (A) 1.6350 and (B) the AMGP VWAP for each of the Partnership’s common units held (the “Public Cash Consideration”); and (2) in exchange for each of the Partnership’s common units held, Antero Resources will be entitled, subject to certain adjustments (as described below), to receive $3.00 in cash without interest and 1.6023 validly issued, fully paid, nonassessable shares of New AM’s common stock for each of the Partnership’s common units held by Antero Resources (the “AR Mixed Consideration”).

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

The aggregate cash consideration to be paid to Antero Resources and the AM Public Unitholders will be fixed at an amount equal to the aggregate amount of cash that would have been paid and issued if all AM Public Unitholders received $3.415 in cash per common unit and Antero Resources received $3.00 in cash per common unit, which is approximately $598 million (the “Available Cash”).  If the Available Cash exceeds the cash consideration elected to be received by the AM Public Unitholders, Antero Resources may elect to increase the total amount of cash consideration to be received as a part of the AR Mixed Consideration up to an amount equal to the excess and the amount of shares it will receive will be reduced accordingly based on the AMGP VWAP. In addition, the consideration to be received each AM Public Unitholder may be prorated in the event that more cash or equity is elected to be received than what would otherwise have been paid if all AM Public Unitholders had received the Public Mixed Consideration and Antero Resources received the AR Mixed Consideration.

The Merger should be a taxable event for the Partnership’s unitholders, even if a unitholder receives no cash consideration other than cash received in lieu of fractional shares, if any, in the Merger. The amount and character of gain or loss recognized by each unitholder in the Merger will vary depending on such unitholder’s particular situation, including the value of the shares of New AM’s common stock, if any, received by such unitholder, the amount of any cash received by such unitholder, the adjusted tax basis of such unitholder’s common units (and any changes to such tax basis as a result of our allocations of income, gain, loss and deduction to such unitholder for the taxable year that includes the Merger), and the amount of any suspended passive losses that may be available to such unitholder to offset a portion of the gain recognized by such unitholder in connection with the Merger.   

The closing of the Transactions is expected in the first quarter of 2019, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the Simplification Agreement, the Merger and the other Transactions contemplated thereby, as applicable, by the Partnership’s common unitholders and AMGP’s shareholders.  AMGP and the Partnership expect to fund the cash portion of the merger consideration with borrowings under the Partnership’s revolving credit facility.  The revolving credit facility was amended on October 31, 2018 to increase lender commitments from $1.5 billion to $2.0 billion.

Also on October 9, 2018, in connection with the entry into the Simplification Agreement, (1) the Partnership entered into a voting agreement with AMGP’s shareholders owning a majority of the outstanding AMGP common shares, pursuant to which, among other things, such shareholders agreed to vote in favor of the Transactions, (2) AMGP entered into a voting agreement with Antero Resources, pursuant to which, among other things, Antero Resources agreed to vote in favor of the Transactions and (3) AMGP, Antero Resources, certain funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus LLC and Yorktown Partners LLC (together, the “Sponsor Holders”), Paul M. Rady and Glen C. Warren, Jr. (Messrs. Rady and Warren together, the “Management Stockholders”) entered into a Stockholders’ Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, Antero Resources, the Sponsor Holders and the Management Holders will have the ability to designate members of the New AM board of directors under certain circumstances, effective as the closing of the Transactions.

 

(2)  Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

(a) Basis of Presentation

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) applicable to interim financial information and should be read in the context of the December 31, 2017 consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for a more complete understanding of the Partnership’s operations, financial position, and accounting policies.  The December 31, 2017 consolidated financial statements have been filed with the SEC in the Partnership’s 2017 Form 10-K.

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Partnership have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information, and, accordingly, do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete consolidated financial statements.  In the opinion of management, these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Partnership’s financial position as of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, and the results of our operations for three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, and its cash

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018.  The Partnership has no items of other comprehensive income; therefore, its net income is equal to its comprehensive income.

Certain costs of doing business incurred by Antero Resources on the Partnership’s behalf have been reflected in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.  These costs include general and administrative expenses attributed to the Partnership by Antero Resources in exchange for:

·

business services, such as payroll, accounts payable and facilities management;

·

corporate services, such as finance and accounting, legal, human resources, investor relations and public and regulatory policy; and

·

employee compensation, including equity‑based compensation.

Transactions between the Partnership and Antero Resources have been identified in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements (see Note 3—Transactions with Affiliates).

As of the date these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were filed with the SEC, the Partnership completed its evaluation of potential subsequent events for disclosure and no items requiring disclosure were identified other than as disclosed in Note 15 – Subsequent Events.

(b)  Revenue Recognition

The Partnership provides gathering and compression and water handling and treatment services under fee-based contracts primarily based on throughput or at cost plus a margin.  Under these arrangements, the Partnership receives fees for gathering oil and gas products, compression services, and water handling and treatment services.  The revenue the Partnership earns from these arrangements is directly related to (1) in the case of natural gas gathering and compression, the volumes of metered natural gas that it gathers, compresses, and delivers to natural gas compression sites or other transmission delivery points, (2) in the case of oil gathering, the volumes of metered oil that it gathers and delivers to other transmission delivery points, (3) in the case of fresh water services, the quantities of fresh water delivered to its customers for use in their well completion operations, (4) in the case of wastewater treatment services performed by the Partnership, the quantities of wastewater treated for our customers, or (5) in the case of flowback and produced water services provided by third parties, the third party costs the Partnership incurs plus 3%. The Partnership recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by delivering a service to a customer.

(c)Use of Estimates

The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes in conformity with GAAP requires that management formulate estimates and assumptions that affect revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  Items subject to estimates and assumptions include the useful lives of property and equipment, as well as the valuation of accrued liabilities, among others.  Although management believes these estimates are reasonable, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(d)Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Partnership considers all liquid investments purchased with an initial maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.  The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments.  From time to time, the Partnership may be in the position of a “book overdraft” in which outstanding checks exceed cash and cash equivalents.  The Partnership classifies book overdrafts within accounts payable within its unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, and classifies the change in accounts payable associated with book overdrafts as an operating activity within its unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The Partnership classified $2.8 million of book overdrafts within accounts payable as of September 30, 2018.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(e)Property and Equipment

Property and equipment primarily consists of gathering pipelines, compressor stations, fresh water delivery pipelines and facilities, and the wastewater treatment facility and related landfill used for the disposal of waste therefrom, stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization.  The Partnership capitalizes construction-related direct labor and material costs.  The Partnership also capitalized interest on capital costs during the construction phase of the wastewater treatment facility, which was placed in service in May 2018.  The Partnership capitalized interest of $3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and no interest for the three months ended September 30, 2018.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, the Partnership capitalized interest of $9 million and $4 million, respectively.  Net operating expenses incurred during wastewater treatment facility commissioning were capitalized.  Due to delays in reaching contractual treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment facility, the Partnership has and continues to accrue for liquidated damages from the vendor.  At September 30, 2018, the Partnership had accrued $16 million for liquidated damages as a receivable and reduction in cost of the facility.  Maintenance and repair costs are expensed as incurred.

Depreciation of property and equipment is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives and salvage values of assets.  The depreciation of fixed assets recorded under capital lease agreements is included in depreciation expense.  Uncertainties that may impact these estimates of useful lives include, among others, changes in laws and regulations relating to environmental matters, including air and water quality, restoration and abandonment requirements, economic conditions, and supply and demand for our services in the areas in which we operate.  When assets are placed into service, management makes estimates with respect to useful lives and salvage values that management believes are reasonable.  However, subsequent events could cause a change in estimates, thereby impacting future depreciation amounts.

Amortization of landfill airspace consists of the amortization of landfill capital costs, including those that have been incurred and capitalized and estimated future costs for landfill development and construction, as well as the amortization of asset retirement costs arising from landfill final capping, closure, and post-closure obligations.  Amortization expense is recorded on a units-of-consumption basis, applying cost as a rate per-cubic yard.  The rate per-cubic yard is calculated by dividing each component of the amortizable basis of the landfill by the number of cubic yards needed to fill the corresponding asset’s airspace.  Landfill capital costs and closure and post-closure asset retirement costs are generally incurred to support the operation of the landfill over its entire operating life and are, therefore, amortized on a per-cubic yard basis using a landfill’s total airspace capacity.  Estimates of disposal capacity and future development costs are created using input from independent engineers and internal technical teams and are reviewed at least annually.  However, future events could cause a change in estimates, thereby impacting future amortization amounts.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

Our investment in property and equipment as of the dates presented was as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

 

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

 

    

useful lives

    

2017

    

2018

 

Land

 

n/a

 

$

15,382

 

 

18,649

 

Gathering systems and facilities

 

20 years

 

 

1,781,386

 

 

2,075,542

 

Fresh water permanent buried pipelines and equipment

 

20 years

 

 

472,810

 

 

510,374

 

Wastewater treatment facility

 

30 years

 

 

 —

 

 

299,567

 

Fresh water surface pipelines and equipment

 

5 years

 

 

46,139

 

 

61,865

 

Landfill

 

n/a(1)

 

 

 —

 

 

58,318

 

Heavy trucks and equipment

 

5 years

 

 

 —

 

 

4,831

 

Above ground storage tanks

 

10 years

 

 

4,301

 

 

4,824

 

Construction-in-progress(2)

 

n/a

 

 

654,904

 

 

316,545

 

Total property and equipment

 

 

 

 

2,974,922

 

 

3,350,515

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

(369,320)

 

 

(476,641)

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

 

$

2,605,602

 

 

2,873,874

 


(1)   Amortization of landfill costs is recorded over the life of the landfill on a units-of-consumption basis.

(2)   As of December 31, 2017, construction-in-progress included $355 million for the construction of the wastewater treatment facility and landfill, which was placed in service in May 2018.

 

(f)Asset Retirement Obligations

In December 2017, the Partnership completed the construction of a landfill site to be used for the disposal of waste from its wastewater treatment facility.  The landfill began accepting waste in January 2018.  The Partnership’s asset retirement obligations relate to its obligation to close, maintain, and monitor landfill cells and support facilities.  After the entire landfill has reached capacity and is certified closed, the Partnership must continue to maintain and monitor the landfill for a post-closure period, which generally extends for 30 years.  The Partnership records the fair value of its landfill retirement obligations as a liability in the period in which the regulatory obligation to retire a specific asset is triggered.  For the Partnership’s individual landfill cells, the required closure and post-closure obligations under the terms of its permits and its intended operation of the landfill cell are triggered and recorded when the cell is placed into service and waste is initially disposed in the landfill cell.  The fair value is based on the total estimated costs to close the landfill cell and perform post-closure activities once the landfill cell has reached capacity and is no longer accepting waste.  Retirement obligations are increased each year to reflect the passage of time by accreting the balance at the weighted average credit-adjusted risk-free rate that is used to calculate the recorded liability, with accretion charged to direct costs.  Actual cash expenditures to perform closure and post-closure activities reduce the retirement obligation liabilities as incurred.  After initial measurement, asset retirement obligations are adjusted at the end of each period to reflect changes, if any, in the estimated future cash flows underlying the obligation.  Landfill retirement assets are capitalized as the related retirement obligations are incurred, and are amortized on a units-of-consumption basis as the disposal capacity is consumed.

The Partnership is under no legal obligations, neither contractually nor under the doctrine of promissory estoppel, to restore or dismantle its gathering pipelines, compressor stations, water delivery pipelines and facilities and wastewater treatment facility upon abandonment.  The Partnership’s gathering pipelines, compressor stations, fresh water delivery pipelines and facilities and wastewater treatment facility have an indeterminate life, if properly maintained.  Accordingly, the Partnership is not able to make a reasonable estimate of when future dismantlement and removal dates of its pipelines, compressor stations and facilities will occur.  It has been determined by the Partnership’s operational management team that abandoning all other ancillary equipment, outside of the assets stated above, would require minimal costs.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(g)Equity‑Based Compensation

The Partnership’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect various equity-based compensation awards granted by Antero Resources, as well as compensation expense associated with the Partnership’s plan.  These awards include profits interests awards, restricted stock, stock options, restricted units, and phantom units.  In each period, the Partnership recognizes expense in an amount allocated from Antero Resources, with the offset included in partners’ capital.  See Note 3—Transactions with Affiliates for additional information regarding Antero Resources’ allocation of expenses to the Partnership.

Under the Antero Midstream Partners LP Long-Term Incentive Plan (“Midstream LTIP”), certain non-employee directors of the general partner and certain officers, employees and consultants the general partner and its affiliates are eligible to receive awards representing equity interests in the Partnership.  An aggregate of 10,000,000 common units may be delivered pursuant to awards under the Midstream LTIP, subject to customary adjustments.  For accounting purposes, these units are treated as if they are distributed from the Partnership to Antero Resources.  Antero Resources recognizes compensation expense for the units awarded to its employees and a portion of that expense is allocated to the Partnership.  See Note 8—Equity-Based Compensation.

(h)Income Taxes

Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include a provision for income taxes as we are treated as a partnership for federal and state income tax purposes, with each partner being separately taxed on its distributive share of our items of income, gain, loss, or deduction.

(i)Fair Value Measures

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, clarifies the definition of fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.  This guidance also relates to all nonfinancial assets and liabilities that are not recognized or disclosed on a recurring basis (e.g., the initial recognition of asset retirement obligations and impairments of long‑lived assets).  The fair value is the price that the Partnership estimates would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  A fair value hierarchy is used to prioritize inputs to valuation techniques used to estimate fair value.  An asset or liability subject to the fair value requirements is categorized within the hierarchy based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.  The Partnership’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the asset or liability.  The highest priority (Level 1) is given to unadjusted quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities, and the lowest priority (Level 3) is given to unobservable inputs.  Level 2 inputs are data, other than quoted prices included within Level 1, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

The carrying values on the balance sheet of the Partnership’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable—Antero Resources, accounts receivable—third party, prepaid expenses, other assets, accounts payable—Antero Resources, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, other current liabilities, other liabilities and the revolving credit facility approximate fair values due to their short-term maturities.

(j)Investments in Unconsolidated Affiliates

The Partnership uses the equity method to account for its investments in companies if the investment provides the Partnership with the ability to exercise significant influence over, but not control, the operating and financial policies of the investee.  The Partnership’s consolidated net income includes the Partnership’s proportionate share of the net income or loss of such companies.  The Partnership’s judgment regarding the level of influence over each equity method investee includes considering key factors such as the Partnership’s ownership interest, representation on the board of directors and participation in policy-making decisions of the investee and material intercompany transactions.  See Note 13–Equity Method Investments.

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ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(k)Adoption of New Accounting Principle

On May 28, 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers.  The ASU replaces most existing revenue recognition guidance in GAAP when it became effective and was incorporated into GAAP as Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606.  The new standard became effective for us on January 1, 2018.  The standard permits the use of either the full retrospective or modified restrospective transition method.  The Partnership elected the modified retrospective transition method.  The adoption of ASU 2014-09 did not have a material impact on our financial results.  See Note 4—Revenue for the Partnership’s required disclosures under ASC 606.

(l)Recently Issued Accounting Standard

On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases, which requires all leasing arrangements to be presented in the balance sheet as liabilities along with a corresponding asset.  The ASU will replace most existing leases guidance in GAAP when it becomes effective.  The new standard becomes effective for the Partnership on January 1, 2019.  Although early application is permitted, the Partnership does not plan to early adopt the ASU.  The standard requires the use of the modified retrospective transition method.  The Partnership is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-02 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.  The Partnership is evaluating the standard’s applicability to its various contractual arrangements with Antero Resources, and the Partnership believes that the application of the ASU to its contractual arrangements with Antero Resources could be subject to differing interpretations.  The accounting treatment for these arrangements under the ASU could include (i) the recognition of our Antero contracts as leases under the ASU, (ii) characterization of our servicing revenues from gathering, compression, and water handling and treatment as revenues from leasing or financing, and (iii) derecognition of assets on our balance sheet that are used to provide services under contracts containing variable payment terms.  Other interpretations and applications of the standard may be possible, including no material changes to the accounting for these contractual arrangements.  The Partnership is updating its accounting policies and internal controls that would be impacted by the new guidance and implementing information technology tools to assist with its ongoing lease data collection and analysis to ensure readiness for adoption in the first quarter of 2019.  The Partnership continues to monitor relevant industry guidance regarding implementation of ASU 2016-02 and will adjust its implementation of the standard as necessary.  The Partnership believes that adoption of the standard will not impact its operational strategies, growth prospects, or cash flow.

 

(3) Transactions with Affiliates

(a)Revenues

All revenues earned in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, except revenues earned from third parties, were earned from Antero Resources, under various agreements for gathering and compression and water handling and treatment services.

(b)Accounts receivable—Antero Resources and Accounts payable—Antero Resources

Accounts receivable—Antero Resources represents amounts due from Antero Resources, primarily related to gathering and compression services and water handling and treatment services.  Accounts payable—Antero Resources represents amounts due to Antero Resources for general and administrative and other costs.

(c)Allocation of Costs

The employees supporting the Partnership’s operations are employees of Antero Resources.  Direct operating expense includes allocated costs of $2.6 million and $1.8 million during the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, and $5.0 million and $5.3 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018 respectively, related to labor charges for Antero Resources employees associated with the operation of our gathering lines, compressor stations, and water handling and treatment assets.  General and administrative expense includes allocated costs of $13.0 million and $12.8 million during the three months ended

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

September 30, 2017 and 2018, and $39.8 million and $39.9 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively.  These costs relate to: (i) various business services, including payroll processing, accounts payable processing and facilities management, (ii) various corporate services, including legal, accounting, treasury, information technology and human resources and (iii) compensation, including equity-based compensation (see Note 8—Equity-Based Compensation for more information).  These expenses are charged or allocated to the Partnership based on the nature of the expenses and are allocated based on a combination of the Partnership’s proportionate share of gross property and equipment, capital expenditures and labor costs, as applicable.  The Partnership reimburses Antero Resources directly for all general and administrative costs allocated to it, with the exception of noncash equity compensation allocated to the Partnership for awards issued under the Antero Resources long-term incentive plan or the Midstream LTIP.    

 

(4)  Revenue

(a)   Revenue from Contracts with Customers

All of the Partnership’s revenues are derived from service contracts with customers, and are recognized when the Partnership satisfies a performance obligation by delivering a service to a customer.  Antero Resources is the Partnership’s most significant customer, and the Partnership expects to derive substantially all of its revenues from Antero Resources for the foreseeable future.  The following sets forth the nature, timing of satisfaction of performance obligations, and significant payment terms of the Partnership’s contracts with Antero Resources.

Gathering and Compression Agreement

Antero Resources has dedicated all of its current and future acreage in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to the Partnership for gathering and compression services except for acreage attributable to existing third-party commitments.  The Partnership also has an option to gather and compress natural gas produced by Antero Resources on any acreage it acquires in the future outside of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania on the same terms and conditions.  Under the gathering and compression agreement, the Partnership receives a low pressure gathering fee of $0.30 per Mcf, a high pressure gathering fee of $0.18 per Mcf, and a compression fee of $0.18 per Mcf, in each case subject to CPI-based adjustments since 2014.  In addition, the agreement stipulates that the Partnership receives a reimbursement for the actual cost of electricity used at its compressor stations.

The Partnership satisfies its performance obligations and recognizes revenue when low pressure volumes are delivered to a compressor station, high pressure volumes are delivered to a processing plant or transmission pipeline, and compression volumes are delivered to a high pressure line.  The Partnership invoices the customer the month after each service is performed, and payment is due in the same month.

Water Handling and Treatment Agreement

In connection with Antero Resources’ contribution of Antero Water and certain wastewater treatment assets to the Partnership in September 2015 (the “Water Acquisition”), the Partnership entered into a water services agreement with Antero Resources whereby the Partnership agreed to provide certain water handling and treatment services to Antero Resources within an area of dedication in defined service areas in Ohio and West Virginia.  Antero Resources agreed to pay the Partnership for all water handling and treatment services provided by the Partnership in accordance with the terms of the water services agreement.  The initial term of the water services agreement is 20 years from September 23, 2015 and from year to year thereafter until terminated by either party.  Under the agreement, the Partnership receives a fixed fee of $3.685 per barrel in West Virginia and $3.635 per barrel in Ohio and all other locations for fresh water deliveries by pipeline directly to the well site, as well as $3.116 per barrel for fresh water delivered by truck to high-rate transfer facilities.  All of these fees have been subject to annual CPI adjustments since the inception of the agreement in 2015.  Antero Resources also agreed to pay the Partnership a fixed fee of $4.00 per barrel for wastewater treatment at the advanced wastewater treatment complex, in each case subject to annual CPI-based adjustments and additional fees based on certain costs.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

Under the water services agreement, the Partnership may also contract with third parties to provide water services to Antero Resources.  Antero Resources reimburses the Partnership for third party out-of-pocket costs plus a 3% markup.

The Partnership satisfies its performance obligations and recognizes revenue when the fresh water volumes have been delivered to the hydration unit of a specified well pad and the wastewater volumes have been delivered to the Partnership’s wastewater treatment facility.  The Partnership invoices the customer the month after water services are performed, and payment is due in the same month.  For services contracted through third party providers, the Partnership’s performance obligation is satisfied when the service to be performed by the third party provider has been completed.  The Partnership invoices the customer after the third party provider billing is received, and payment is due in the same month.

Minimum Volume Commitments

Both the gathering and compression and water handling and treatment agreements include certain minimum volume commitment provisions, which are intended to support the stability of our cash flows.  If and to the extent Antero Resources requests that the Partnership constructs new high pressure lines and compressor stations, the gathering and compression agreement contains minimum volume commitments that require Antero Resources to utilize or pay for 75% and 70%, respectively, of the capacity of such new construction for 10 years.  Antero Resources also committed to pay a fee on a minimum volume of fresh water deliveries in calendar years 2016 through 2019.  Antero Resources is obligated to pay a minimum volume fee to the Partnership in the event the aggregate volume of fresh water delivered to Antero Resources under the water services agreement is less than 120,000 barrels per day in 2018 and 2019.  The Partnership recognizes revenue related to these minimum volume commitments at the time it is determined that the volumes will not be consumed by Antero Resources, and the amount of the shortfall is known.

Minimum revenue amounts under the minimum volume commitments are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remainder

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

of 2018

  

2019

  

2020

  

2021

  

2022

  

2023

  

Thereafter

  

Total

  

Minimum revenue under the Gathering and Compression Agreement

 

$

24,351

 

158,725

 

159,160

 

158,725

 

158,725

 

158,725

 

498,917

 

1,317,328

 

Minimum revenue under the Water Handling and Treatment Agreement

 

 

 —

 

165,564

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

165,564

 

Total

  

$

24,351

  

324,289

  

159,160

  

158,725

  

158,725

  

158,725

  

498,917

  

1,482,892

  

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(b)   Disaggregation of Revenue

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by type of service and type of fee (in thousands).  The table also identifies the reportable segment to which the disaggregated revenues relate.  For more information on reportable segments, see Note 14—Reportable Segments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

Segment to which

 

 

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

revenues relate

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type of service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering—low pressure

 

$

46,153

 

 

63,884

 

$

141,783

 

 

174,539

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Gathering—high pressure

 

 

33,365

 

 

38,409

 

 

90,095

 

 

102,714

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Compression

 

 

21,000

 

 

30,909

 

 

58,997

 

 

82,262

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Condensate gathering

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

64

 

 

 —

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Fresh water delivery

 

 

48,352

 

 

68,144

 

 

156,635

 

 

222,367

 

Water Handling and Treatment

 

Wastewater treatment

 

 

 —

 

 

5,260

 

 

 —

 

 

8,431

 

Water Handling and Treatment

 

Other fluid handling

 

 

44,759

 

 

59,599

 

 

114,591

 

 

155,875

 

Water Handling and Treatment

 

Total

 

$

193,629

 

 

266,205

 

$

562,165

 

 

746,188

 

 

 

Type of contract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed Fee

 

$

100,518

 

 

133,202

 

$

290,939

 

 

359,515

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Fixed Fee

 

 

48,352

 

 

73,404

 

 

156,635

 

 

230,798

 

Water Handling and Treatment

 

Cost plus 3%

 

 

44,759

 

 

59,599

 

 

114,591

 

 

155,875

 

Water Handling and Treatment

 

Total

 

$

193,629

 

 

266,205

 

$

562,165

 

 

746,188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of assets

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

583

 

Gathering and Processing

 

Total revenue

 

$

193,629

 

 

266,205

 

 

562,165

 

 

746,771

 

 

 

 

(c)   Transaction Price Allocated to Remaining Performance Obligations

The majority of the Partnership’s service contracts have a term greater than one year.  As such, the Partnership has utilized the practical expedient in ASC 606, which states that a company is not required to disclose the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the variable consideration is allocated entirely to a wholly unsatisfied performance obligation.  Under the Partnership’s service contracts, each unit of product delivered to the customer represents a separate performance obligation; therefore, future volumes are wholly unsatisfied and disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations is not required.

The remainder of our service contracts, which relate to contracts with third parties, are short-term in nature with a contract term of one year or less.  The Partnership has utilized an additional practical expedient in ASC 606, which exempts the Partnership from disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the performance obligation is part of a contract that has an original expected duration of one year or less.

(d)   Contract Balances

Under the Partnership’s service contracts, the Partnership invoices customers after its performance obligations have been satisfied, at which point payment is unconditional.  Accordingly, the Partnership’s service contracts do not give rise to contract assets or liabilities under ASC 606.  At December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, the Partnership’s receivables with customers were $110 million and $116 million, respectively.

 

 

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December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018

(5)Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt was as follows at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

December 31, 2017

    

September 30, 2018

 

Credit Facility (a)

 

$

555,000

 

 

875,000

 

5.375% senior notes due 2024 (b)

 

 

650,000

 

 

650,000

 

Net unamortized debt issuance costs

 

 

(9,000)

 

 

(8,146)

 

Total long-term debt

 

$

1,196,000